The Lake City Polar Plunge will take place on January 14th at Town Pump Saloon and Lake Missaukee. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Town Pump Saloon located on South Main Street in Lake City. The parade of costumes will start at 2:00 p.m. with the plunge immediately following. The Awards and After Splash Bash will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Town Pump Saloon.
*** Join us for the Pre-Plunge Party on Friday, January 13th at 7:00 p.m. at Town Pump Saloon.
Michigan will be having 25 Polar Plunges in 2017. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for SOMI year round.
By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports are the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
The Lake City Polar Plunge is supported by the Wertz Warriors. Since 1982, the Wertz Warriors have raised funds and awareness to support the life-changing programs of Special Olympics Michigan. Riding their snowmobiles 900-miles on a seven-day trek through northern Michigan, the Warriors have raised over $8.8 million over the past 33 years. For more information about how you can become more involved with the Wertz Warriors, please click here.
The money raised from this event supports the Special Olympics Michigan year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Area 32.